Newcastle United have released an official statement on the future of Hatem Ben Arfa, confirming his contract has been terminated.

It is stated this is by mutual consent and backs up reports from France yesterday which said that the player’s representatives were  in talks with Newcastle United.

hatem ben arfaHatem has already been pictured training with Nice and it looks as though he will definitely be trying to rebuild his career from there, though it remains to be seen how long the contract will be.

Club Statement

Newcastle United can today confirm that Hatem Ben Arfa and the club have reached an agreement to terminate the contract between both parties with immediate effect by mutual consent. 

Newcastle United wishes Hatem all the best for his future.

And yes folks, Mike Ashley and Newcastle United really do mean that last bit most sincerely…

While Hatem Ben Arfa didn’t do himself any favours at times, the irony of letting a talent like him go for nothing while having to watch rubbish like yesterday at Leicester due to a shortage of players, won’t be lost on many of us.